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>>[gavel] >> good afternoon everyone. this meeting will come to order. welcome to the march 22 2000 something regular meeting of the rules committee. my name is super supervisor safai chairman of the committee did to my right is vice chairman sandy fewer and to my left is supervisor norman chinese. our clerk is derek evans also like to thank phil jackson and jesse larson at sfgov tv for stepping this meeting. mr. clerk any announcements?
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>> yes please silence all electronic devices eating and drinking is not permitted in the gallery the please provide any doctrines in the legislative file to be submitted to the clerk. items acted on today will be around march 28, 2017 supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated >> thank you mr. cook it please: number one >> item 1 hearing consider appointing one of her term ending june 6, 2018 to the immigrant rights commission. there are two seats and one applicant. >> thank you mr. clerk. [inaudible] applied for seat find 11. seat one and five and five that's baking and is applying for those seats. so mr. clerk, as lessors any comments were announcements for my committee members will go ahead and call ms. roy to come to present and we can ask questions.
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>> supervisors safai, fewer, yee my name is angela wooley animate immigrate from chile. i been living in san francisco for close to 10 years. like many immigrants before me i came to san francisco in hopes of better opportunities. lightwave was to attend uc berkeley which after many trials and tribulations and low-wage jobs i was able to do. i graduated with a political science degree from uc berkeley. since then i've worked leading political campaigns locally and also try to take a you should role in my committee. currently the president of the san francisco young democrats which the largest chapter of democrats in the state. when i first orders of business has been to open the organization for noncitizens, including immigrants, holding different type of visas, and [inaudible]
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immigrants. currently, that policy has been discussed statewide demo which really makes me proud. it's been my dream to apply to the commission since i was a student at berkeley did i been attending meetings regularly since 2013. i have also done a lot of work in the immigrant community. i started teaching literature and spanish at the college of san francisco and then moved on to doing the productive rights work to california rights for reproductive justice, and also with the aclu,, dictating or teaching know your rights workshops to immigrants as well as advocating for the [inaudible] drivers license if it appointed to the commission i'm hoping to bring my
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enthusiasm and dedication to the community to the commission i also have a log of communication skills and a lot of contacts in the community, which i hope to utilize not only to promote the work that immigrant rights commission is doing, but also to bring more people and more diverse immigrant communities into the fold. thank you. >> thank you ms. roy. let's hear from our committee members. supervisor fewer any questions or comments? okay supervisor yee >> yes just a quick question. i'm just curious, like when you were a student what actually sparked your interest to be on this commission? >> when i was in college-i mean i've always been passionate about politics. but i really wanted to do was to become an integral part of the community of my city, san francisco. it was in that attempt to try to get back that
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made me want to apply to the commission and to become involved in all the organizations i have. >> okay. >> great. thank you ms. roy. i don't think there's any of the questions from our committee members. there's two seats, one applicant. looking at your resume and knowing your background i think you are imminently qualified to hold the position. i think it's great for commission to of someone that has a perspective all the way from their years in undergraduate assuming they were shooting towards-i think that makes it special for you and for our city. so i appreciate that. so if there are no further comments from the commissioners, is there anyone the way to have public comment on this item? speakers have 2 min. clearly, state your
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name and speak directly into the microphone for maybe the copy the document for the official file but these, went up to the right if there's any speakers on this item. thank you. >> good afternoon supervised my name is roscoe maps. i have had the privilege and honor of knowing angela and working closely with her for a while now. i met her about three years ago and i think anyone who's ever worked with her immediately is drawn to her spirit for life. her energy is extraordinary. when i first met her, i wonder where it came from and after hearing her immigrant story, i knew that it was special. she had a determination, drive a resilience and i believe on this commission she will carry all those characteristics with her. i think shall serve us very well and i just thank you so much not only for your work,
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with immigration rights, but also considering her for this opportunity. think you very much. >> thank you. and your members alike to testify on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> can i make a motion? >> yes, please >> i make a motion we accept angela roy as applicant for the emergent rights commission. >> foresee? >> seat-i would say seat number one >> okay. >> i'm more than one to support her dreams from college days. >> exactly. i know her accomplishments of fully confidential do a great job. >> jacuzzi with positive recommendation
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>> positive recommendation >> thank you. so there's a motion that doesn't need a second without objection this item is approved. congratulations ms. roy. >>[gavel] he was please, call the next next item >> item number to appoint two members terms ending march 1, 2022 the in-home supportive services public authority. there's two seats, two applicants >> thank you mr. clerk. messrs. initial comments from the committee, let's hear from our applicant mr.-yes mr. mike boyd and easy macarthur. if you would please come forward and addressed the committee?you can adjust one at the time >> good afternoon supervisors.
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supervisor fewer safai yee. hello. my name is daisy macarthur [inaudible] if you recall from last month i've been with the in-home support services for over 25 years. i have worked hard and diligently for senior citizens, the handicapped, and also the members could i service the tenderloin. i service north hill. i service mission. i serviced fillmore. bayview. i am all over. i have a passion for this paperwork may be because watching my mother coming up in the deep deep south how they would take care of the neighbors and how [inaudible] we would have to get buckets of water and do certain things and watch the
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bandages and everything. also, i have a passion because my sister was a medical doctor in new york city. i worked very hard for public authority and also for my members here in san francisco. there is not anything that is too high that i won't claim i can do and have help my fellow citizens and also my fellow members. i worked on time she changes. appeals. i go and visit them i have meetings once a month and when the registry gets there a full at public authority i will go in and i will get the job application that will take them around and place them in all the sros, the wanderings, the bodega stores. for anyone that has a passion for home care, to come in and sign up and take the classes and have their fingerprints done and get on board. i have been recognized for many years here at the
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board of supervisors. by many supervisors that have gone on in the past. from the state to the county, i worked on school boards from the state to the county. you know, that's about all i can say to you will, but i really believe have a passion for what i do. helping people. no matter what time of it is at night, told everybody, call me. i am constantly walking the street looking for the members, feeding the homeless, caring for the homeless, doing anything i can do to help out here in the city. so, thank you. >> thank you ms. macarthur. mr. boyd. >> michael boyd. i been on the advisory committee. i worked in
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special systems [inaudible] roberts worked for jerry brown for eight years in the largest disability organization in the world. after which he got a macarthur genius fellowship could he was inducted into the california hall of fame and this will be the sixth year that had the state hold a in his honor at roberts state january 23. he was paralyzed by polio and for 45 years he made the joke, he said i think walking is highly overrated i have not walked in 45 years. i took his one-of-a-kind 1970 wheelchair to the smithsonian and spoke at a memorial ceremony at the office building
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. berkeley honored tom bates and loni hancock this year. fred roberts day because they were his next door neighbors and even very well. but because san francisco is kind of a nursing home city, he was never allowed into san francisco. no one knows who he is. no one in the house storm and or in-home supportive services as celebrated his state holiday. i have some information here. a woman named diana carson has publish a children's book about ed roberts. the martin luther king of disability that i hope to get through the board of education. one of his closest friends patrick conley now deceased, go straight in the book. but, berkeley is most sophisticated city in the world
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for people with disabilities. it's the highest per capita city in the entire world. san francisco we used to say is 25 years behind it it's really like 40 years behind. every bureaucrat in san francisco has a nursing home mentality. when at roberts was a teenager he spent two years in a nursing home and was the most horrible experience of his life. he spent the rest of his life destroying them nursing home monopoly and creative. california was the first home care state is the largest home care state now. their home care in every state in the union. he was called the martin luther king of disability when he died. he traveled internationally. he was called the mahatma gandhi of disability. he had federal contracts in 47 states and 27,000 disabled people having trained in his advanced as
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though the leadership. zero having trained in california. zero having trained in san francisco. 27,000 people having trained. anyhow, i'm returning to the in-home supportive services public authority advisory board and i have a couple of pieces of information here for the supervisors. i've already given them to supervisor safai. >> thank you. thank you mr. boyd. any questions from committee members for mr. boyd or ms. macarthur? seeing none, we will go to public comments. anyone from the public that like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed.
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>>[gavel] >> any additional comments or questions from colleagues? if not then i'll entertain a motion >> i will first of all to think most of both of them for serving on this important committee considering what's going on not only at the federal level but at the state level. something we need to push back on. so what i'd like to do is make a motion to recommend both mr. boyd >> one other thing to say it was a conference >> mr. boyd i'm sorry. >> otherwise would not have an opportunity to-mr. boyd and ms. macarthur, to be appointed to seat one and 12 respectively. with a positive recommendation to the full board. >> okay.. the motion is on the floor to send a positive recognition from this board for
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mr. boyd and ms. macarthur respectively. without objection, that item is approved. thank you. >>[gavel] >> congratulations mr. boyd and ms. macarthur and thank you for your continued service. it's very important. mr. clerk, please call next item >> item number three hearing to consider pointing to members terms ending february 23, 2019 to the citizens committee on community development. to see into applicants. >> great. thank you. messrs. initial comments from my colleagues on the committee let's hear from our first applicants. is ms. emma kelsey here? please, come forward and addressed the committee. >> good afternoon. my name is emma kelsey and the like to thank you for your consideration of my application for a seat on the citizens community committee on community about i grew up in
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the area in san francisco last summer. after i moved here i began to look for opportunities to get involved in my community and in particular to advocate for the interests of low income and disadvantage san franciscans. while housing policy is a new area for me, my educational and work background is in poverty alleviation and economic development. earlier work at [inaudible] a financial services company committed to extending credit to individuals were otherwise unable to access safe and affordable credit. in helping them to improve their financial health. i've a masters degree in policy from stanford and prior to moving back to the bay area managed for assistant grants at the us department of state. while i live in dc i also volunteered with spanish-speaking immigrant communities teaching daily words english and volunteering at the employment justice center to help workers access to legal services. through these experiences i found out workers rights protections in
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financial services are important tools for assisting low income populations without stable affordable housing, and accessible community services, individuals and families are still in a very precarious situation. one area that is particularly close to home is the result [inaudible] project the resident at potrero hill, seen how isolated the potrero terrace and annex are from the rest of the community. as construction has just begun on project x i'd like to ensure the community continues to be insulted and abused project x as a learning opportunity for the rest of the development. i would like to see the residence of potrero terrace and annex are better integrated into the rest of the neighborhood that have better access to educational employment and health services. i'm also interested in sharing that there's increased supply of affordable family housing that's missing middle housing in the city. were to benefit low and middle income communities. also, people of my generation start families were
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able to stay and live in economically and racially diverse neighborhoods. while i was unable to attend the committee meeting-the first meeting of the year was canceled yesterday-on equal to begin participating thank you for consideration >> thank you ms. keller. the next individual wheel call is mr. clint loughlin. >> good afternoon supervisors. think with opportunity to be here today. to discuss my qualification to continue to serve on the citizens committee on community development that you make offer my application, over 25-can you hear me? for 25 years of experience in
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formal housing development community developed the social services can be developed economic development and urban plan. currently the senior development program manager the oakland housing authority managing the financing and development award-winning affordable residential and mixed use project and include special needs housing for the homeless. developing the disabled, persons with hiv aids for those with mental health issues etc. expense includes working with numerous local state and federal funding sources such as the community give him and block grant program. home, emergency shelter grants, housing opportunities for persons with aids. fema adult services act section 8 and others. i funded and finance projects to include emergency shelters for men, women and entire families transitional housing, to permanent supportive housing in addition we have funded programs that include social services economic development adult and youth employment location assistance and for housing. i've managed division program and project budgets and conducted programmatic and financial audits for nonprofits in compliance with hud and local requirements. i've also managed amenity processes for community and a, to moment activities and served as a staff to city council appointed citizens advisory commission
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planning commissions. listen of additional leadership activities activities is provided in my application i served on the ccd for about two years now and i believe that my experience coupled with my education and focus on finance and strategy and public and nonprofit management has provided me with the tools to contribute to the goals of the city and helping the disadvantaged. we honor to continue to serve on the committee i thank you for your consideration. >> thank you mr. laughlin. any questions for ms. kelsey or mr. lockman >> i do have a question. >> supervisor fewer >> in light of migration of african american population and in light of the challenges that we have had for african-american residents to access some of the great wealth is coming to san francisco, what are some ideas you have to build an economic base for african-american community here in san francisco?
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>> good question. education is one most important things because as our jobs continue to get more more sophisticated that will be a key component of what we do here as a city. if we can do that with a ccd that would be great. i think that working to develop affordable housing to execute people in san francisco i think would be another great opportunity in providing jobs for people i think be a huge challenge. >> thank you. >> supervisor yee >> one more. >> go-ahead supervisor fewer. >> one area i'm interested in particular is financial services and affordable housing. i believe without both it's difficult for people to maintain stability and stay in the city which as pinots extremely expensive and becoming increasingly unequal. so i would like to see increased counseling services available for people to better
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have better knowledge of how to access a for the housing and also how to be improving their financial health. >> thank you. >> supervisor yee >> so mr. lofton in.first book of how long have even serving on this? >> two years >> you seem like a real busy guy. have you been able to make the meetings? >> yes i have. >> always a good time. i'm just curious in the two years what you think you have had the biggest impact on in terms of some of accomplishments with moving the committee? >> in the last two years i think that it's on the most valuable for me is the committee a reach when we go into the community have these meetings and get to hear from
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the individuals in the community for example i get one in the castro grime the seniors got their input and think that's really important to hear directly from the people who are recipient of the funds. i think that's the kind of stuff that's important and bring that back to the community. >> in the next few years, what would you hope to-what is the one thing they really want to make sure that i can like to see get done >> i think the biggest challenge for the next few years, four years probably, is the federal budget what that's going to have in terms of its impact on cbd g and etc. i think trying to find ways to utilize that as efficiently as possible, whatever it is-whatever comes out of the budget from the administration i can be the biggest challenge. >> thank you. >> i the question. any other questions? ms. kelsey,
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>> so you mentioned you would like to try to get more connected housing to people with disabilities. i'm just curious, what are you i know you rattled off things [inaudible] but can you get a bit more specific about some of your own personal ordinances to make you qualified for this particular committee in regards to community development? >> yes absolutely. as i mentioned housing policy is new for me but working with underserved and low income people is not. for instance, in my current job at--one of my roles is managing our social impact for credit card program. what were interested in doing
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is helping our customers to improve their financial health. with goals from improving credit scores and trying to get them to change their behavior around that. then in my experience i worked quite closely with immigrant communities. working with workers who have been wrongfully terminated, working on those kinds of issues. i think both of these experiences have really enlightened me to the instability that these people face. because of that, i've also been difficult it is to ask a stable and a formal housing and that is when the primary areas barriers for people in terms of improving their own economic and social situation could >> i know you mentioned that not had a chance to ever attend a meeting. hopefully, he read some documents were got online to see what the committee has done in the past few years. if
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you have, i mean, what do you-what makes you excited about what they've done in the last let's say, two years? >> yes. i think one thing that is interesting for me has been the oversight of the hunters view-hunters point and bayview construction. the work that the committee has done. i have read past committee meeting minutes and some of the recommendations for the 2016-2017 budget. i think also in a document one area particularly interested me were the goals around financial health because that is something i do have subject matter knowledge in. in particular, was interested to see that some of the goals around for example increasing credit scores, that sort of thing with the alliance with my personal experience and knowledge that if you like toby will to contribute to. >> thank you very much. can i
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have some-is brian who is here equipped person to ask. i mean how many members on this committee? don't get it with this chart. >> yes [inaudible]. it's a nine-member committee could we have five members pointed by the mayor and four members appointed by the board. >> i guess what i'm seeing here is the for the board has. >> right. each of the four board seats are staggered so to caesar up this year and the other two seats are up next year. they're all two-year terms. >> can you just don't put you on the spot but who are the other five? just curious >> sure. so currently the composition we have five mayoral appointees in case
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you're familiar with any of them, [inaudible] riley some you may be familiar with her longtime connection with china township park vocal peer who's been active with groups such as payback and a consultant focusing on program evaluation. linda chavez-who is i [inaudible] at the walter [inaudible] fund megan laura, was a pastor on the west side and active in homeless and lgbt issues. and most recently, is diana cruise, who is an attorney with morrison and foerster. then, on the board appointees the other two appointees, one is peter cohen who as you knows a staff with accounts of community housing organizations and the coal pan, who is active in the contracting field and was formally with mission hiring hall. >> okay. this helps because when the reason i ask is i'm
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looking for balance and i think that you two candidates we have would certainly feed into the balance. >> i just want to bring mr. lofton back up for one more question. so, just this past friday pres. trump and his administration announced they were discussing the elimination of the cbd cbd g barlow. can you talk a look at how you think that's going to affect san francisco and what some your thoughts are on that and strategies you might have to do with that because in my opinion i think would be devastating to our city and any other city in the country. >> yes i agree it will be dennis devastating for a lot of cities throughout the country and am hopeful there sufficient support at the local level that aspect of his budget will not
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be implemented. i think if that were the case, i would hope that he would look at other sources such as his proposed infrastructure i guess billion dollars in infrastructure will be able to take some of the pressure off of local communities. so i think that's what the huge challenge. i'm hopeful it will not go away. >> thank you. ms. kelsey? >> i'm also hopeful the proposed budget is not the final iteration that will end up with. but in the case that it is, i believe that the city of san francisco should seek other sources of funding obviously [inaudible] will be very constrained but you would be necessary to continue vital services and building of affordable housing. >> thank you ms. coke colleagues, any other questions for the applicants? seeing none, let's go to public
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comments. any members of the public would like to testify on item number three? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> any additional comments, colleagues or questions? if there is and can i entertain the is there a motion? >> yes i moved to-sorry approved both these applicants for the positive recognition >> great. supervisor yee >> [inaudible] earth shattering >> okay. positive recognition to a need to save the seeds equipped any particular seats >> we do have mr. clinton and lofton was currently in c2. so the proceeds one and two respectively. two and one. >> [inaudible]
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>> mr. lofton for see number two and, kelsey for seat number one. >> with a positive recommendation. see no objections that motion is moved and approved. congratulations. ms. kelsey and mr. lofton. >>[gavel] >> mr. clerk, be please ask item >> item number for a hearing appointing one member for a one-year term ending august 31 to the canada state legalization task force. there's one seat and five applicants. >> thank you mr. clerk. unless there's an initial comments from the committee members, let's hear from our first applicant ms. tamara moritz. would you please come forward and addressed the committee? >> hello. supervisors. thank you for having me here. before i begin i just want to say
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there's a mistake on the application and i actually have been to task force meetings, well one that's one more than zero. my name is tamara moritz and am applying to fill seat number 22 on the san francisco cannabis passports before i got into why wannabes are and why a believe him a good candidate for the test was a little you look about my background relationship with cannabis. i was born and raised in israel most if not the most important rest of countries when it comes to canada state that israel was when the first first countries the world to legalize medical cannabis 1992. four years before california did in 1996. this mentality was run by for the first half of my life. i feel we then moved to irvine when the most conservative cities in california restaurant had to address being surrounded by a vastly different mentality could this allow me to gain exposure and understand the various organizations for an
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against medical and recreational cannabis seen the effects of overstretching and criminalization for the portion my youth bring a sold sense of social injustice from the get go. business will actually did very presentations on legalization and decriminalization of cannabis to because was not as particular passion about want to build a better awareness around. up to six months ago the majority of my professional career has been dedicated to [inaudible] analytics data cross various industries it was most natural moved to join my company [inaudible] intellects retail sales tracking company for the cannabis organization [inaudible] just that you understand this was an opportunistic move, i am working for start up in the canada space and could easily working half the time in almost any other job. i'm here because i'm passionate about this industry been a passion of helping it grow correctly it unpatched about correcting the injustice in this industry but creating opportunities for those who deserve it but don't have the means to two years of injustice and a believe my background and access to literally hundreds of millions of data points may be a
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valuable asset to the task for scripture, [inaudible] i can provide multiple perspectives. having lived is run by the entire gamut of opinions on campus could have literally heard every argument for and against it. i also represent the millennial text community since that's exactly what i am exactly all my friends are not to be able to [inaudible] back to the test was not just my friends but from various tech community events i regulate and exposed to. in addition to all the cannabis events and committees currently actively involved in. finally, the number is much in this industry, whose only six months ago that i wasn't and consumer member having the mentality of someone who wasn't in the industry which is a perceptive uglies important to have. that's what i could bring to the table from a data perspective, a committee collects retail sales transactions from dispensaries aggregates and sells the data to brands lawyers legislators and other interested parties in the state. i can show you the
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exact sale of recreational versus medical habit and categories are doing even with those consumers are bowing down to the date you been able to measure these facts and trends can give us insight and how we choose to shape our recommendations on the passport. understanding the effects of the recreational market or have on the city and existing medical market and in fact we've even been able to assess the legislative change in both oregon or gone and color whether or not i'm selected to be on the task was a believe our data can submit in the effective useful to task force will continue to offer my service throughout the year and the object you're sitting here to oversee and be a part of the new wave of cannabis. we won michigan laws and regulations from the plant are in length of fairly correctly in a way that benefits people in the industry to people that want to be in the industry our communities city state and more. i believe that i am the data that should be part of that. >> thank you. any questions for ms. moritz colleagues? seeing none, let's go to our next applicants. mr. robert --i hope
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i said that right. you have 2 min. >> thank you. thank you for having me. i'm very humbled and thankful to be here in front of you guys speaking today to have this opportunity. to give you guys a little good background on myself, i am a business owner in the cannabis industry, students and i have participated in almost every single part of this industry from retail, manufacturing, and all the way to cultivation and have also performed the role of a consultant. as far as my lens in this industry goes from oncoming added as not only again as a business owner am a small business owner but coming at it from somebody who comes
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from a community that was impacted by the war on drugs. so that heavily influences my outlook on the subject. as far as my goals, if i am appointed, social justice again would be a huge part of it. training and preparing people from disenfranchised committees to be business owners as well as skilled workers in this industry . directing tax revenues to public education and afterschool programs that are currently under attack by the federal government. i also do believe that such programs could help in drug education must specifically scientifically-based evidence for cannabis. educating parents
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as well as the kids to reduce the exposure to minors. along with this regulations, regarding [inaudible] advertising could also reduce exposure to minors. providing communities with autonomy in regards to cannabis businesses in the communities are reaching out to communities, affected by the war on drugs to already existing organizations that are working in this communities in order to open take part and have their voices heard and again, assist in job and entrepreneurial readiness and youth prevention. it protects small businesses and assist in structure and ring a unique outlook on how these businesses are structured. employee protections and occupational safety and just overall to finish, even good steward to the city of san francisco and
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hopefully taking this experience elsewhere preps back home to hawaii one day. thank you. >> thank you. any questions for mr.--. click supervisor yee >> so, robert, i one*question for candidates and later on for tomorrow to later on insert it. do you believe that the industry should have unlimited access to opening as many retail storefronts as they want? >> i do believe that there should be a cap on the amount of retail businesses in san francisco. however, i do think that again communities should have essay, a strong say in
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where these businesses establish themselves. i also think that there should be-the repetitions for this already but strong rules regarding these businesses regarding zoning to correctly place them in the first days. >> thank you. >> any other questions? seeing none, thank you very much robert. we will call the next person. evan tenenbaum if you are present please, come forward and addressed the committee. >> hello. supervised. thank you for having my name is evan tenenbaum. i'm the ceo and founder of prize brands to cannabis distribution company did they keep your time and for the opportunity to serve this great city. i like to provide you with some brief context that's why i'm applying for the seat in san francisco.
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glutinous ingram micro and pencil of here my mother was born here and was determined to raise the as a san francisco child. why ended up landing in san mateo by mother is the leader in the dioceses prevented by father worked on tv for over 20 years. i've easily grew up in the city. -internship at [inaudible] radio and eventually was able to live here for three years before foreplay getting priced out having to move to the east bay a few years ago. i love the city with all my heart and my dream my aspiration is to base my business here to get on here and to raise my family here. what's the cannabis industry take off over the last decade and in its wake i've witnessed
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cities and counties with opportunities to structure the cannabis policies and such waiver will create greater opportunities for thousands other community members. san francisco has unique opportunity to learn from these other cities successes and missteps and am thrilled and humbled by the chancellor impacted her at such a crucial time. i think the passports has already done a fantastic job with the previous recommendations. i also believe my expense within the cannabis industry has allowed me a fairly unique viewpoint with [inaudible] across the ecosystem every day on the opportunity to work with cultivators, extractors just to bidders, dispensaries, delivery driver software platforms and beyond. all of this has really shown to me just how the vast majority of the small business owners are hungry for smart policy and regulations good yes, we are increasingly an industry of suits but we are also community of idealists. i speak with people everyday who are eager to find a city that will tax them fairly and spend those funds on education career, neighborhood safety and support of low income. i believe encouraging corporate responsibility in the best local present believe in supporting small businesses and i believe in providing extra
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sport to entrepreneurs for underserved populations. i look forward to serving the city. thank you for your time. thank you. >> thank you. any questions for mr. tenenbaum? >> i'm sorry did you guess my question? >> not yet but am happy to. i believe there should be a specific cap but i do believe the smart zoning regulations you can limit the number of retail operations. as will think it's important to note that while there's a focus on retail operations is a huge opportunity on the nonretail aspects of the cannabis industry which the city could specifically benefit from. >> thank you >> any other questions? let's call up the next speaker, mr. chrisman bowers. >> good afternoon supervisors.
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ms. kristin bowers and it's great to introduce myself to you or a member of your staff over the past few days. as you know i'm applying for seat 22 of the canada state the causation task force. i hope you will at least consider my application in the comments for the record as to appoint a successor. i will start by briefly just how you about myself. was born and raised here in california. i two wonderful parents by dad is a rabbi and my mom is a small business owner. i'm the youngest of seven siblings and i still no idea why my parents had that many children. and i would like to save my child it was pretty unique for two reasons. the first is, when i was young i spent every free moment i had in my mom's legal office helping folks were being evicted were needed to file for bankruptcy or in many cases trying to get their records expunged. so i have first-hand experience on how policy impacts people as it pertains
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to the law. the second is because of the youngest director in the director for president obama's reelection campaign i was managing most important region in ohio and i was 18 years old. so i've seen firsthand how can ease organizing and engagement worked particularly as it relates to young folks and ensuring they have a seat at the table. i also have not so fond memories of my childhood with my family has seen the first-hand effects and consequences of the failed war on drugs in one of my brothers and my cousins have been incarcerated for drug possession. that's one of the reasons i'm such a huge proponent of criminal justice reform in i care so much about equity especially as relates to marijuana legalization could that's why i was related to [inaudible] of proposition 64 on behalf of the drug policy alliance last year. our community engagement efforts that only helped get us to this
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point where we are discussing implementation of legalization but also allowed us to educate and engage the lineal communities, communities of color, and those were formerly incarcerated. all that to say, as young person i would be bringing all of that personal work experience and perspective to the seat. if appointed to the seat, i believe i would be the only african-american and one of a couple people of color serving the cannabis task force. that's important to note because as we know, the war on drugs has been a war on peoples of color. it's important that our voices be heard and prioritized as local regulations are formulated. if appointed i would like to hope that has forced thing about the approximate $500 million annually that the state had and that's going to the state youth education prevention and treatment fun. i would like to
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advocate for the creation of a community task force in an advisory group that will allow us to prioritize hitting our community-based organizations here in san francisco 80 at that statewide lawmaking process to ensure that we have access to some of those funds. i also leave very interested in prioritizing or ensuring local license equity as we roll out rules for legalization. i believe i am qualified candidate for the apartment to see 22 and am happy to answer any questions that you have. thank you. actually i would answer your question. i do think that that should be a process for the community is involved in obviously. but i will say this. there is a path. i think it should not look like places where like in la, where i think it was a cap of 12 dispensaries and they all went
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to essentially, the old boys club. which were cannabis dispensaries owned by white folks and so when we think about equity and ensuring access if there's a captain should be some thought process into ensuring there is a diverse group of folks who have access to the mark. >> thank you >> any other questions? great. thank you mr. bowers could i will call up the next individual, individual,stephen-- >> hello. supervisor. thank you for considering my name is stephen-i did perceive 22 on the chemist has for all give you a little background i've held nearly every position from delivery driver consultant tremor team manager cultivation
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manager and seen the downfalls of the cannabis in the street as it is now good we have unsafe working conditions. very few regulations for workers. very [inaudible] and is a member of the task force i would like to make recommendations to try to help you get this strongly affects our youth and particularly drawn to the cannabis industry and i see it as a strong opportunity to empower our youth are young people could i see the seat as having really two main purposes. as a young person on the task force, i think it's pretty important that we limit exposure to people who are under 18 while this income people over 21 try to bring them into the cannabis industry. right now, as you know it's not a great time to be graduating college. it's can't talk for those i think the cannabis industry is a great opportunity for young people. a lot of people were
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graduating were involved in the cannabis industry a kind of already at risk that a lot of these people have prior convictions because of their involvement in the cannabis industry. a lot of minorities living in areas that are underserved and i think it's important we address these issues and just try to pull our young people into the cannabis industry and make it as safe and regulated as possible. our industry. much welcomes regulation. it's been a lack of regulation that has really made our industry unsafe and unstable. so as a member of the task force, i would take strong recommendations to make the industry much more regulated than it is now and protect our workers. to let your question about neighborhoods and communities, it would be my recommendation to leave the
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licensing pretty similar to how it is not it seems like it's working well where dispensaries , have the opportunity to open it as a community backlash. they have an opportunity to voice their opinion that seems to work very well now so i would push for framework or a similar to how it is now where communities ultimately, hold the decision whether or not dispensaries will be allowed in their community. i would stress the importance that retail stores are sometimes the safer option. people in these committees are going to have access to the medicine they're going to get it through delivery with two other means which may not be as safe as a dispensary retail.. i hope that answers your question. >> thank you very much >> any other questions? any
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members of the public that would like to speak on this item? supervisor yee >> can we have the first speaker come back up. >> okay. you do have some questions. tomorrow, would you please come forward and addressed the question on- >> sure. i agree with most of the answers that are been stated that there should not necessarily a cap but absolutely there should be zoning restrictions that think that if we let capitalism progress as it usually does that on hurley and capping how many dispensaries there are per neighborhood or for city community. but-yes >> great. thank you. so any members of the public that wish to comment on item number four please lineup. state your name you have 2 min. >> hello. my name is nina parks. i am, one, i'm a person who was born and raised in san francisco. two, i worked in
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nonprofit afterschool program for a long time and currently, now running a cannabis delivery. so i've been very involved in the task force as a business owner. so [inaudible] formally held that seat and she and i have been working closely on things regarding community benefit agreements and what exactly that looks for san francisco. my organization that i cofounded [inaudible] women has been working closely with people in oakland having to do with what is equity look like for oakland and we got some amazing wins in the past month. but, just as some thinking points for you guys. they've you did a really amazing job of holding [inaudible] justice records like willie brady that fully support and she was really the only one in the task force besides of course the
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facilitator being able to echo what she has been sent to whoever fills that seat would definitely need to carry that work forward because i would hate to see that loss. thank you. >> thank you. any other members of the public village comment on item for? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> colleagues, any further questions or comments on this item? supervisor yee >> yes i want to thank all five applicants. it's when the situations again worry of all these qualified people and there's only one seat. i wish there were five seats. but there aren't and unfortunately, for other people not be moved forward and i'm hoping that their interests will continue even if they're not selected. hopefully, they will be considered in the future. >> thank you. supervisor fewer
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>> yes thank you. i want to echo what my colleague just said. i would encourage you to apply. there are many seats that are open that need to be come i think harvey appointed on august 31st 2017. there's position expires and so i would encourage you to actually apply for some of those positions because actually come i think many of you are qualified to old somebody seats. thank you. >> right. could thank you supervisor fewer. then there's this question of this task force was going to expire in august of this year but did not meet until little bit later so that they will go through the end of the year and then there's going to be a determination as to whether or not they will continue. so we
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are in communications with that committee and i think that would give the opportunity for further recommendations. i will say that i think that because this is a seat that is designed for younger adults, 21-30-year-olds, it's exciting to see so many different applicants so many different people excited and i echo the sentiments of my colleagues here are really well qualified. the other thing that we have to consider as a body is the makeup of that body. that adversity on the body from all different perspectives. the experience that one brings to the body from the industry. so i think those are all the things that we are waiting today. so to any of my colleagues want to >> i move-i think like i said i think everyone of them would bring a different perspective and some overlapping perspectives. i think what's going to tell to me is the not only the number of
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recommendation letters that have come in but in particular the one recordation letter from the personal that holds the seat right now, daisy. recommended robert--. so i would like to move his moving for first week number till you for positive recommendation to the full board. >> second. >> great. so seen the motion from the floor for positive recommendation for mr. robert-- without objection, that is moved and approved. >>[gavel] >> congratulations and please, everyone that applied i know that your resumes are on file and will continue to look for
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you all to come back again for other opportunities. mr. cook, please call the next item number five >> item number five hearing to consider appointing one member for an indefinite term to the airport facilities naming advisory committee there's one seat to applicants >> thank you. we've one c to applicants. welcome mr. jeff silver and john martin. mr. silver, be please, just the community and speak on your qualifications? >> good afternoon supervise. thank you for the time. my name is jeff silver appeared i moved to san francisco five years ago. i was before that a public school teacher in new york city and a lawyer in new york city and moved out here to work in morrison and foerster law firm downtown in a work at running club which is on the online lending coming. i have
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something i try to get involved in the video is a teacher's aide at the city college course for adults with disabilities in job training and interview skills i run the social justice organization in my synagogue which is called the kitchen. i'm also based downtown. i read about this advisory committee and thought i would put my name for. i think it's important for the facilities at sfo reflect the values of our community. i don't have specific names but i would want to put forward but would seek input from people in our community boat names that i think people would've done a lot maybe been forgotten or don't have access to decision-makers in san francisco. i am very aware of the contribution; applicant so to speak and his record of service to the airport and city and i thank you for considering me alongside him. thank you. >> thank you. mr. martin? any questions. we would to questions after. >> john martin. supervisor i am
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i would be honored and happy to serve on the committee as you know i worked my career at the airport at 21 years has airport director so privilege to serve the san francisco in that way. i have a lot of knowledge about san francisco history as well as airport history i've always been involved in the committee always want to give back many years as a hospice volunteer, board member for larkin street fundraising for larkin street [inaudible] most recently leading a buddhist insight meditation group the upper market neighborhood. i will be happy to answer any questions. >> thank you mr. martin. colleagues, any questions for mr. silver or mr. martin? supervisor yee. okay. seeing no questions other any members of the public that would like to comment on item 5? i'm not going to call your name but you
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can come up and line up and speak in order. >> good afternoon honorable supervisors and staff. julie lind-head of the san mateo council. i'm the representing the best unites workforce at sfo am here today to speak in favor of john martens appointed to the airport facilities naming advisory committee. throughout his 35. mr. martin, which many incredible things. such accomplishments include after our reach to in partnership with the san mateo labor councils airport labor coalition institution of the airport quality standards program. [inaudible] there and living wages and living conditions for all service and security providers in sfo beginning in 1990 the current wage standard being 14.40 in our. he is also a leader in the
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industry for safety and security technology and practices including operating the first airline security package system in the world which is now the industry-standard and it sfo's operated by union workers. [inaudible] door-to-door van so many commercial buses serving the airport using clean four, creating a culture of health and wellness among all employees leading to sfo >> my name is one healthiest places to work by the san francisco business times providing unique guest services such as locally owned restaurants and retail stores many which are unionized, [inaudible] accredited our program at the museum. we in the labor community as i'm sure all in the broader community do as well enjoyed a very positive relationship with mr. martin during his years at sfo. was always open and honest in his communications willing to meet with us whenever he was needed and committed to the partnership we developed for the shared goal of continuously improving the airports both for the flying public and for those that serve on its daily work first. we value that relationship so greatly that upon his retirement last year we chose to honor him with the
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community ward at our annual banquet and i can think of none more qualified than mr. martin to serve on the airport facility naming advisory committee i strongly support his appointment. thank you >> thank you. >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is--on behalf of the members and president of local two [inaudible] we strongly rip when john martin appointment could over the years, john has shown a real commitment to working men and women it san francisco airport and earned the respect and admiration of our members for his tireless efforts on their behalf. under his watch, working people were insured decent wages, real health care and job security. john martens legacy as an
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airport that truly mirrors our principles and values as a city. a reflection of who we are and what we stand for. as we work on visitors from around the globe. we can think of no appointment more appropriate in order to continue that legacy. it is our sincere hope that john martin be appointed was for. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon supervisors. i am [inaudible] secretary-treasurer of [inaudible] local to some behalf of members of the united local two, we strongly recommend john martin appointment. so local two has about 13,000 members including
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1500 members working for [inaudible] at san francisco airport many of them are working in the kitchen where the temperature under [inaudible] degrees and they were paying under san francisco wages during the contract fight 2014-2016 john was helping these working women and men so their wages are able to be increased to sfo 14.44 as of today. so we need john martin. this person to continue to serve san francisco and is our [inaudible] john martin appointment was for. thank you. >> thank you. any other members of the public wish to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> colleagues, can i entertain a motion on this item
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>> sure. you know, mr. martin is well well-qualified. he knows that inside and out. i complete your glutton for punishment that you're plying but it's wonderful to see you again. you are great director and again, hopefully you would provide something to this committee but given mr. martin's history and this discussion happened from the beginning, i think you would be one only to move forward with positive recommendation. at the appointed >> before you finalize that i want to thank you the stress of work for coming for. as i said to earlier today execution look into other opportunities become a little more active and i think we will see you in the
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future. mr. martin, we appreciate you taking time out of your come i guess her retirement activities were doing because this is an important-this is an important role in something that originated with a conversation around the appropriate naming of different aspects of the airport. so we appreciate you coming back and be involved in this important conversation. seeing no objection to the motion on the floor, that item is moved and approved >>[gavel] >> thank you, colleagues. mr. cook anymore items or issues today? >> no more items. >> then we are adjourned. thank you. >>[gavel] >>[adjournment] >> >> >>